Dr. Michael Bennett joined the Department of Medicine as Instructor in the Division of Gastroenterology on September 1, 2017. Though he was born in Dallas, he spent the majority of his youth in St. Louis and considers it his hometown. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Chemistry, in 2003. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and received his Doctorate in Medicine in 2010. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center in 2013, then worked as a Hospitalist at Mount Auburn Hospital, where he had the opportunity to teach residents and medical students from Harvard Medical School. He returned to St. Louis in 2014 to begin his Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his training in 2017 and is pleased to be staying on as a faculty physician in the Division of Gastroenterology.
His broad interest is in general luminal gastroenterology, and his clinical practice encompasses a broad range of gastrointestinal and digestive diseases. More specifically, he is interested in obesity and metabolic disorders, and he is working with the Washington University Nonsurgical Weight Management program to advance treatment options for patients with obesity, in particular endoscopic bariatric therapy. He also has ongoing research and clinical interest in foregut disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease and disorders of the esophagus. He is actively involved in teaching medical trainees at all stages, especially GI fellows, both in clinical practice and didactic settings. He enjoys participating in outreach and educational programs for physicians and patients in the community, and he hopes to help expand access to high quality GI care in the region.